We found 36 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept AARP near Carol Stream, IL.

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Dr. Donald C Hoscheit II, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
25 N Winfield Road; Suite Ll01
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Donald Hoscheit's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. These areas are among his clinical interests: colorectal surgery procedures, colon cancer, and celiac disease. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Delnor Hospital, and DuPage Medical Group (DMG). Dr. Hoscheit takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. His education and training includes medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Hoscheit has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), colon cancer, Crohn's disease, celiac disease, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux (GERD), colitis

All Interests: Colitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Katherine Anne Jelinek, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
25 N Winfield Road; Suite 420
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Katherine Jelinek is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Geneva, IL and Winfield, IL. Dr. Jelinek's areas of expertise consist of celiac disease, crohn's disease, and colorectal cancer screening. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare HSA. She is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. Dr. Jelinek has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease, celiac disease, colitis

All Interests: Colitis, Crohn's Disease, Celiac Disease, Colorectal Cancer Screening

Dr. Faisal Qayyum Khan, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
25 N Winfield Road; Suite 420
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Faisal Khan sees patients in Geneva, IL and Winfield, IL. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Khan's clinical interests include diarrhea, endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR), and pancreas problems. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He attended Allama Iqbal Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Henry Ford Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diarrhea, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), gastrointestinal cancer, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Pancreas Problems, Endoscopic Ultrasound, ... (Read more)

Dr. Rameez Alasadi, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
25 N Winfield Road; Suite Ll01
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Rameez Alasadi is a gastroenterologist. He graduated from the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Henry Ford Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. These areas are among his clinical interests: colorectal surgery procedures, crohn's disease, and gallbladder problems. Dr. Alasadi is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. Dr. Alasadi is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), Crohn's disease, colitis

All Interests: Colitis, Gastrointestinal Problems, Crohn's Disease, Gallbladder Problems, Colorectal Surgery ... (Read more)

Dr. Arvin Kumar Bhatia, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
25 N Winfield Road; Suite 420
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Arvin Bhatia is a gastroenterologist. His areas of expertise include colorectal surgery procedures, heartburn, and crohn's disease. Dr. Bhatia is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. He studied medicine at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bhatia honors. Dr. Bhatia welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), heartburn, Crohn's disease, gastrointestinal cancer, acid reflux (GERD), colitis

All Interests: Colitis, Gastrointestinal Problems, Crohn's Disease, Liver Disease, Gastrointestinal Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Hemal Kiritbhai Patel, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
25 N Winfield Road; Suite 420
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Hemal Patel works as a gastroenterologist. These areas are among his clinical interests: hepatitis, inflammatory bowel disease, and colorectal cancer screening. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Delnor Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Patel is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Patel is open to new patients. He studied medicine at B.J. Medical College. His residency was performed at Henry Ford Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University.

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Relevant Interests: , inflammatory bowel disease, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Esophagus Problems, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Hepatitis, Acid Reflux, Colorectal Cancer Screening

Dr. Andelka D Djordjevic, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
25 N Winfield Road; Suite Ll01
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Andelka Losavio practices adult gastroenterology in Lisle, IL, Naperville, IL, and Winfield, IL. Her clinical interests include ulcers, celiac disease, and crohn's disease. She is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Losavio studied medicine at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. Dr. Losavio's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. Her professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diarrhea, heartburn, Crohn's disease, inflammatory bowel disease, celiac disease, acid reflux (GERD), constipation, colitis

All Interests: Incontinence, Colitis, Crohn's Disease, Pelvic Floor Dysfunction, Ulcers, Swallowing Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Heliodoro Medina, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
25 N Winfield Road; Suite 420
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Heliodoro Medina specializes in adult gastroenterology. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His areas of clinical interest consist of ulcers, celiac disease, and stomach cancer. Dr. Medina's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. After attending the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school, Dr. Medina completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), stomach cancer, celiac disease, gastrointestinal cancer, pancreatic cancer, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Pancreas Problems, Ulcers, Stomach Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Rafael Piedra, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
25 N Winfield Road; Suite 300
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Rafael Piedra practices adult gastroenterology. His average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: heartburn, colon cancer, and celiac disease. Dr. Piedra is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Piedra takes. Dr. Piedra has an open panel. After attending the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school, he completed his residency training at Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), heartburn, colon cancer, Crohn's disease, celiac disease, colitis

All Interests: Colitis, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Celiac Disease, Heartburn, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sharif Zubair, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
25 N Winfield Road; Suite 420
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Sharif Zubair's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Patient ratings for Dr. Zubair average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Zubair's clinical interests include ulcers, crohn's disease, and celiac disease. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Zubair graduated from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. He trained at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University for residency. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease, celiac disease, gastrointestinal cancer, acid reflux (GERD), colitis

All Interests: Colitis, Crohn's Disease, Liver Disease, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Ulcers, Celiac Disease, Acid ... (Read more)

Dr. Marc A Fallah, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
25 N Winfield Road; Suite 300
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Marc Fallah is a gastroenterologist in Naperville, IL, Winfield, IL, and Downers Grove, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Fallah include heartburn, celiac disease, and crohn's disease. Dr. Fallah is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fallah honors. He is open to new patients. Dr. Fallah attended medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Fallah (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Persian.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), heartburn, Crohn's disease, celiac disease, colitis

All Interests: Colitis, Gastrointestinal Problems, Crohn's Disease, Gallbladder Problems, Liver Disease, Celiac ... (Read more)

Dr. Adam D Klugman, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
25 N Winfield Road; Suite Ll01
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Adam Klugman is a gastroenterologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Klugman include heartburn, colon cancer, and liver disease. Dr. Klugman takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. For his professional training, Dr. Klugman completed a residency program at Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Klugman is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , heartburn, colon cancer, hemorrhoids, colitis

All Interests: Colitis, Colon Cancer, Liver Disease, Hemorrhoids, Heartburn, Colorectal Cancer Screening

Dr. Nasir Shahabuddin, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
25 N Winfield Road; Suite 400
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Nasir Shahab is an adult hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist in Hinsdale, IL, Plainfield, IL, and Winfield, IL. His areas of expertise include leukemia, lung cancer, and colon cancer. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. Dr. Shahab honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Shahab's practice is open to new patients. After attending Dow Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at the University of Missouri Health System. In addition to English, Dr. Shahab (or staff) speaks Urdu.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer, stomach cancer

All Interests: Colon Cancer, Leukemia, Lung Cancer, Lymphoma, Stomach Cancer, Blood Disorders, Prostate Cancer

Dr. Melody Joy Derrick, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
25 N Winfield Road; Suite 501
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Melody Derrick is a Winfield, IL physician who specializes in family medicine. She is especially interested in gynecological problems, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), and heart problems. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. After attending the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine, Dr. Derrick completed her residency training at Adventist LaGrange Memorial Hospital. She is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Hypertension, Gastrointestinal Problems, Heart Problems, Gynecological Problems, Women's Health ... (Read more)

Dr. Van Louis Vallina, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Critical Care
25 N Winfield Road; Suite 400
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Van Vallina's medical specialty is general surgery, bariatric surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine). These areas are among his clinical interests: breast biopsy, minimally invasive surgery, and breast surgery. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Vallina honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Vallina (or staff) speaks Spanish and German. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease, colitis

All Interests: Breast Biopsy, Colitis, Crohn's Disease, Gallbladder Problems, Surgical Procedures, Breast Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Susan T Ignatius, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
501 Thornhill Drive
Carol Stream, IL
 

Dr. Susan Ignatius is an internist in Carol Stream, IL. These areas are among her clinical interests: gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), menopause, and heart problems. Dr. Ignatius is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She attended Rush Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Mayo Clinic for residency. Dr. Ignatius is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Heart Problems, Lung Problems, Arthritis, Women's Health Issues, Asthma, ... (Read more)

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What are Gastrointestinal Problems?

The gastrointestinal system, or GI tract, is the name given to a collection of organs that work together to digest food. These organs fit together in a long tube, running from the mouth to the anus, and include the esophagus, stomach, and intestines, among others. With so many parts working together, complicated by today’s busy lifestyles and diets, digestive problems are common. As many as 1 in 3 Americans have a digestive or GI disorder. There are a huge variety of digestive problems, but the most common are IBS, constipation, GERD, hemorrhoids, and ulcers.

IBS, or irritable bowel syndrome, happens when the muscles surrounding the colon contract too easily or frequently. The result is abdominal pain, cramps, diarrhea or constipation, gas and bloating. IBS attacks can often be brought on by specific triggers, so a key part of treatment is learning which foods trigger IBS attacks and avoiding them. Treatment also includes exercise, avoiding stress, and medications if needed.

Constipation, or large, hard, or infrequent stools, happens to everyone at some point. It can be caused by a disruption in routine or food, or by eating a diet without many fresh fruits and vegetables. Although it is uncomfortable, constipation is common and usually not serious, but it can sometimes become chronic. Adding fiber to the diet, exercising, and taking medications may help.

GERD, or gastroesophageal reflux disease, is a severe form of chronic heartburn where stomach acid spills back up into the esophagus. Left untreated, the acid may even eat away at the esophagus and cause serious damage. Treatment includes changing the diet to avoid trigger foods, losing weight if needed, medications, or even surgery.

Hemorrhoids are blood vessels around the rectum that become irritated, swollen or torn while straining during a bowel movement. They are most often caused by constipation, but can also be caused by pregnancy, diarrhea, or simply a genetic predisposition towards hemorrhoids. Treatment involves first treating any constipation issues, then keeping the area clean and soothed until it has healed. If these measures are ineffective, surgery is sometimes used.

Peptic ulcers are sores or spots of inflammation in the lining of the stomach or close to the stomach in the small intestine. Usually this area is coated with a protective lining that shields the tissue from the strong stomach acid, but a break in the lining can let acid in, causing the sores. It used to be thought that stress caused ulcers, but now we know that is not the case. Most often, they are caused by an infection by H. pylori bacteria, but ulcers can also be caused by alcohol abuse or overuse of aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen, or other NSAIDS. The symptoms of an ulcer are pain, hunger, nausea, and fatigue.

Gastrointestinal problems, perhaps more than any other area, are markedly affected by lifestyle. Many disorders can be prevented or treated at least in part by eating a healthy diet high in fiber, exercising regularly, drinking enough water, and limiting alcohol intake. Still, the frequency of digestive disorders means that even the healthiest person can be affected by them. See your doctor if you notice blood in your stool, abdominal pain, unexplained weight loss, or any significant change in bowel movements.

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